D6 Piano Chord

D6

D Sixth Chord

Root
D
3rd
F#
5th
A
6th
B
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D
F#
A
B

The Notes in a D Sixth Chord Chord

The 3rd

Finding F# from D step by step:

  • Start on: D
  • Step 1: move up to Eb
  • Step 2: move up to E
  • Step 3: move up to F
  • Step 4: Land on F#
3rd
F#
Root
D
1
2
3
  • Eb is a minor second above D.
  • E is a major 2nd above D.
  • F is a minor third above D.
  • F# is a major third above D.

The 5th

Finding A from D step by step:

  • Start on: D
  • Step 1: move up to Eb
  • Step 2: move up to E
  • Step 3: move up to F
  • Step 4: move up to F#
  • Step 5: move up to G
  • Step 6: move up to Ab
  • Step 7: Land on A
5th
A
Root
D
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • Eb is a minor second above D.
  • E is a major 2nd above D.
  • F is a minor third above D.
  • F# is a major third above D.
  • G is a fourth above D.
  • Ab is a flat fifth above D.
  • A is a fifth above D.

The 6th

Finding B from D step by step:

  • Start on: D
  • Step 1: move down to C#
  • Step 2: move down to C
  • Step 3: Land on B
6th
B
Root
D
1
2
  • C# is a minor second below D.
  • C is a major 2nd below D.
  • B is a minor third below D. The 6th is down a minor third? Confusing, right? The note B is down 3 half-steps from D, but up 9 half-steps from D:
6th
B
Root
D
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8